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Stocking stuffer ideas for travel enthusiasts

Stocking stuffer ideas for travel enthusiasts

This post contains affiliate links. The first snowfall happened in Minnesota, which means I’m in a full holiday planning mode! My apartment is fully decked out in cranberries and pinecones for the winter months. I’m also racking my brain on what to purchase family and […]

Stop shaming female solo travelers

Stop shaming female solo travelers

My biggest pet peeve is people who say we don’t need feminism. Want to know my second biggest pet peeve? Shaming women travelers. Before I go into my educational tirade, let me tell you a story. At the time, I was a young, spry 21-year-old […]

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Saying “I do,” suddenly doesn’t seem so scary anymore once you get engaged. You did it, you found the one you’re going to spend the rest of your life with — GO YOU! What suddenly becomes a part of daily reality is when it’s appropriate […]

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

I looked like a clown wearing a poncho. All that was missing from my ensemble was an oversized-sombrero and the red, clown shoes. What was even more ridiculous was that many of the articles of “clothing” I was wearing, wasn’t clothing at all. On my […]

Gifts for travel enthusiasts

Gifts for travel enthusiasts

This post contains affiliate links. Whether you’re in the middle of wedding season or two weeks from Christmas, this gift guide for travel enthusiasts will be your lifesaver! I pride myself on being able to buy thoughtful and meaningful gifts for family and friends. So […]

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

This post contains affiliate links. Island hopping in the Caribbean is one of the best relaxing vacations. Enjoying day after day lounging on the beach, now that’s paradise. The best part about island hopping is experiencing new beaches and exploring new areas, yet you still […]

Tips on surviving a flight with Spirit Airlines

Tips on surviving a flight with Spirit Airlines

If there’s one thing travelers can agree upon, it’s that budget airlines skimp on the luxuries. For instance, many times snacks and meals cost extra and even baggage fees. But who gets ragged on the most? Spirit Airlines. Now, I’m not opposed to flying with […]

Traveling the world is within your grasp, here’s how you afford it

Traveling the world is within your grasp, here’s how you afford it

Wheels are up for me, I’m taking my fifth vacation this year in a mere few weeks. That’s right my fifth! I’m traveling to Iceland in November and I couldn’t be more excited. (But that’s not the point of this post). As I announced my […]

What travel bloggers often miss

What travel bloggers often miss

As a travel blogger, I sift through travel-related content on the daily. But, through my searches, I’ve noticed one are that’s sorely lacking.

Budget Breakdown: Yellowstone edition

Budget Breakdown: Yellowstone edition

This post contains affiliate links.  In early August my fiance and I embarked on our first, romantic road trip together! (Earlier in the year, we had road tripped earlier with friends and family). We decided to embark on a western road trip stopping in Glacier, […]